Inequities in access to societal resources affect individuals, families, and whole communities. Understanding the root causes of these inequities, their immediate impacts, and how they perpetuate over time can help us recognize our own and societal biases, begin to break them down, and develop a sense of social responsibility and civic efficacy.

Effective social advocacy requires us to question why resources within communities exist or do not exist, how communities and organizations can make the best use of existing resources, and how new resources are created and deployed.